(Updated at 4:56 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018)
The satellite photo above was taken at 4:32 p.m. MDT June 1 showing smoke from three fires in New Mexico and Colorado.
Below is a photo of the same general area taken four hours earlier. The fires are being pushed by strong winds, resulting in a rapid rate of spread.
(Originally published at 1:02 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018)
This satellite photo shows smoke from three fires at 12:32 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018. Two of the fires are in New Mexico, the Ute Park Fire and the Buzzard Fire. Both are being spread rapidly by strong winds which makes the smoke plume long and narrow.
In southwest Colorado there appears to be a new fire, possibly north of Durango. I don’t believe it is the Horse Park Fire. Update at 1:34 p.m. MDT June 1, 2018. We just confirmed the smoke in Southwest Colorado is from a new fire about 12 miles north of Durango, the 416 Fire.
Thanks and a tip of the hat go out to Steve.
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